Let's say that you work in health care. Or, despite all your social distancing, you develop a fever and you're told you should be tested for COVID-19.
What does that actually mean?
Jay Greene, a reporter for sister publication Crain's Detroit Business, writes about the very, very long process of getting a test in a drive-through facility in Detroit for his wife, who works in health care. First they pulled off the freeway into a line of cars stretching for at least five blocks before they even reached the testing site. After two and a half hours, they finally reached the testing site where, of course, they had to fill out paperwork.
"Volunteers held laptop computers are were asking several questions. Are you a first responder? Do you have a driver's license? Show me your insurance card? They took pictures of both. Do you have a fever? Other symptoms?" Then there was the test itself, which sounds more invasive than expected.
And after all that, they don't expect an answer until the end of the week.